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Canon 70D Now Available

Canon 70D available now

You probably caught the Canon 70D announcement many weeks ago but the camera is only recently available from various resellers. The body comes in at $1,199 and the available kits range from $1,349 to $1,549. The successor to the Canon … Continue reading

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Behind-the-Scenes on The Wolf and the Ballerina

Behind the Scenes on The Wolf and the Ballerina

Update: November 8th, 2013 The film’s director and producer passed over the first trailer for the film. The teaser gives a quick glimpse at the world and story in The Wolf and the Ballerina. The editing team is still finalizing … Continue reading

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Paint Bomb the Macs – Short Film

Graffiti Short Film Project

Earlier this year I was part of a very small crew that followed a group of young artists and their art collective, DIE Active, as they prepared for their latest project. DIE Active (part of the Definitely Superior Art Gallery) … Continue reading

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Introducing the Duzi Camera Slider + Win the First One!

Duzi Camera Slider

Update: November 1st, 2013 As of November 1st, 2013, we have collected feedback from Duzi customers and shooters to make our little slider even better! Many of these changes are a direct result of valuable feedback that we received from … Continue reading

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Introducing the Lock Block

Introducing the Lock Block

If you saw us back at NAB this year (or have been keeping an eye on our social media channels) you will have already seen a little bit of our brand new product, the Lock Block. It’s a super simple … Continue reading

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Vistek Profusion Expo 2013 – Toronto

Vistek Profusion Expo 2013 - Toronto

We’re all set for a 1400 km (that’s 870 miles) trip from Thunder Bay down to Toronto for Vistek’s 2013 Profusion Expo – don’t worry, we’re not driving. The show starts on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 with the show floor … Continue reading

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New Shooter Bundles + Rig Sale

New Shooter Bundles + Rig Sale

For the month of June we’re offering a variety of new camera rig bundles built to support specific shooting styles – and at big savings to boot. Shooters can take advantage of these prices on Cinevate.com and through participating dealers … Continue reading

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Create Conference 2013 – St. Catherines, Ontario

Create Conference 2013

Last year Cinevate had the pleasure of being part of the Create Conference in St. Catherines, Ontario. This year, from June 3rd to 5th, the 2013 conference will again take place in St. Catherines and, although we aren’t able to … Continue reading

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Managing (and Lighting) 250 Extras – Music Video

Managing (and Lighting) 250 Extras - Music Video

Mark Klassen is a name you might recognize from a few years ago when he was kicking around with the Stillmotion crew. We had the pleasure of meeting the then teenage shooter and, being from Canada, still run into him … Continue reading

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Moco Review Video by Ric Kasnoff

Moco Review with Ric Kasnoff

It’s hard for us to imagine anyone as excited as us to be offering motorized kits for our entire slider family but then we chatted with timelapse guru, Ric Kasnoff, at NAB this year. Ric might even be more excited … Continue reading

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Stillmotion’s Storytelling Challenge Winners

Stillmotion's Storytelling Challenge Winners

Last month was the start of Vimeo and Stillmotion’s partnership to create exclusive content for the Vimeo Video School. Stillmotion created 4 lessons on the art of storytelling, revealing some of their amazing production secrets (hint: planning is key) which … Continue reading

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Canon 5D Mk III Firmware + RAW via Magic Lantern

Canon 5D Mk III RAW via Magic Lantern

Having announced the 5D Mk III firmware update sometime ago, Canon shooters have been eagerly awaiting the official release to enable clean HDMI out on their Mk IIIs. Well, that day has come and shooters can now send a clean … Continue reading

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Over (some) Hills and Through the Woods

Over (some) Hills and Through the Woods

Our latest Customer Showcase comes courtesy of Chris and Aleksandra of Chrilleks. The showcase piece highlights Downhill Rider Tyler Pratt soaring through the woods on some bumpy terrain. Keep an eye out for some slick and sneaky hidden cuts throughout, … Continue reading

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Filmmaking in the Swiss Alps

Customer Showcase Swiss Alps Trail Running

Our Customer Showcase returns at great heights with a solid pair of videos and BTS goodies from Mark MeInykowycz. Mark and his DP, Matthew Anderson headed up Mount Santis in the Swiss Alps to shoot a trail running piece. They … Continue reading

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APA 2nd Annual Short Video Contest

APA Short Video Contest

The American Photographic Artists present their 2nd Annual Short Video Contest. Last year we took part in their 1st video contest, viewing dozens of entries and selecting winners within our assigned categories (which of course, won sweet Cinevate prizes like … Continue reading

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Crane on Crane Action

Crane on Crane Action

Bill Frakes and Laura Heald of Straw Hat Visuals are no strangers to the Cinevate blog. As you may know, Bill is an award winning photographer whose work has appeared in notable publications, including Sport Illustrated, National Geographic and Time … Continue reading

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WPPI 2013 Film – Teaser Trailer

WPPI 2013 Film Teaser Trailer

For our photog friends, the annual Vegas WPPI event at the MGM is well known as the largest photography expo in the US and one of the must-attend shows. This year’s event was documented under the direction of Sion Michel, … Continue reading

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The Art of Storytelling (the Stillmotion Way)

The Art of Storytelling (the Stillmotion Way)

If you’re familiar with our blog then you’ve likely noticed a recent preference for educational content. Such is the case today as Vimeo has released the latest lesson in their Video School series. The gang at Stillmotion (who, at this … Continue reading

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Short Film Aims to Promote Clean Water Awareness

Short Film Aims to Promote Clean Water Awareness

It is becoming more and more apparent every day that we are slowly but surely running out of clean drinking water. It’s an easy fact to ignore, since most of have access to clean, filtered water from a tap or … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails – Nikon’s Moving Pictures

Riding the Rails - Nikon's Moving Pictures

Whether you shoot Nikon, Canon or another brand, there will always be something new to learn. The tools may change (and they often do) but the fundamentals tend to stay the same. Luckily, the amount of resources online are steadily … Continue reading

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Masterclass DSLR Workshops – April 25 & 26th – California

Masterclass DSLR Workshop - April 11 & 12

*Update: The Workshop dates have been changed to April 25th & April 26th If you’re going to be on the West coast (or at NAB in a few weeks) there’s a workshop taking place that is practically a stone-throw away. … Continue reading

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Gulf Photo Plus 2013 Workshops

Gulf Photo Plus 2013 Workshops

Tradeshows are back in season and well underway for 2013. Gulf Photo Plus is quickly approaching and they’re offering a slew of workshops from seasoned photographers including some of our pals like Joe McNally and Eduardo Angel. Eduardo helped us … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Sci-Fi Film Worth Watching

Kickstarter Sci-Fi Film Worth Watching

There is no question that crowd sourcing has become a viable way to get funding for a multitude of projects these days. Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the major sites for this and they’ve helped bring life to many products. Within … Continue reading

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Win an Axis Jib (and other great prizes!)

Win an Axis Jib (and other great prizes!)

That’s right! We’re giving away one of our brand new Axis Jibs! Well, technically we’re not giving it away, but rather our pals over at Borrowlenses are. They’re running a huge promotion to celebrate their new east coast expansion by … Continue reading

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Watch Ask Cinevate – Axis Jib

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We wanted to kick off 2013 with a bang and it feels like we’re off to a good start. January brought the launch of two big products, the Moco Motion Control Slider Kits and our new Axis Jib. You may … Continue reading

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Moco Blog #1 – Technical Overview

Moco Blog #1 - Technical Overview

With our new Moco Motion Control Add-on kits available we have lots to talk about and plenty of questions to answer. Luckily for us we have help from a couple of seasoned timelapse and motion control shooters. In this case, … Continue reading

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Cinevate Moco – Motorized Slider + Timelapse Slider + Stop Motion Slider

Moco - Cinevate Motion Control Sliders

Moco is finally here! We are happy to bring motion control to our entire family of camera sliders. Moco is a sophisticated system that gives experienced shooters and timelapse rookies (like myself) the ability to perform advanced camera movements across … Continue reading

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Event Cinema Workshop in Las Vegas

Event Cinema Workshop in Las Vegas

Update February 21st, 2013: Kevin just informed us that the March 11th workshop has sold out! Fret not – due to demand they’ve added a 2nd workshop on Sunday, March 10th. Head over to the ECW page to register while … Continue reading

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Midway State’s RED Scarlet shot Music Video

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Earlier this year our pal Konrad Czystowski approached us for a few of our filmmaking gadgets to help in the filming of a music video for Canadian band, The Midway State. The video has played on Canadian music station MuchMusic … Continue reading

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Canon 1D C & Motion Image Photography

Canon 1D C & Motion Image Photography

Motion Image Photography. This isn’t really a new concept for us. We’ve seen lots of images and posts and comments on pulling still images from 4K video in the past, especially as the RED cameras starting offering these resolutions. What’s … Continue reading

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